Re: No place to hide
On 19 Oct 2020 at 7:58, Andy wrote:
Steve wrote, "So perhaps it's time to say goodbye to everyone left onYes it is, for now.
I know what it offers now, and what it used to offer.
And I know what Yahoo offers now, until December, and what it used to offer.
And I understand why groups.io might have to reduce what it offers in the
face of another influx of refugees from YahooGroups -- disk space costs
money, bandwidth costs money, and there has to be a source of income to keep
Yahoo had a source of income to keep services going because they offered a
variety of services and could attract advertising revenue. They mismanaged
it, failed to understand what made their operation successful and messed it
up. Yahoo had a record of taking over niche operations, messing them up, and
then abandoning them.
But I wonder if going back to a niche operation like mailing lists will be
successful in the long run. I hope it is, but I fear that it might not be,
and that will mean that those who use those services will have nowhere to run
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